Day: October 7, 2020

Tesla Cybertruck won’t be available in LEGO form after all

By Joey Klender Posted on October 7, 2020 The Tesla Cybertruck’s mass appeal due to its unorthodox design and notorious unveiling event won’t be apart of LEGO’s future plans. The toymaker has ultimately decided to pass on creating a piece-by-piece puzzle of the all-electric car company’s first pickup truck. LEGO allows fans to develop their …

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Redfield urged to leave CDC in blaze of glory—or forever be Trump’s toady

Enlarge / CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield. Getty | Alex Edelman Renowned public health expert and former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention William Foege penned a private letter to current director Robert Redfield last month. It included a desperate plea: break free of the Trump administration’s political meddling, right the CDC’s …

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Crypto art piece sells for $130K at Christie’s auction house

Christie’s auction house has announced the sale of a digital portrait of the Bitcoin code for more than $130,000. It marks the first time a non-fungible token (NFT) was auctioned at a major auction house, and the price exceeded expectations. According to the auction house, an unknown buyer purchased “Block 21,” comprised of a physical …

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Game of Thrones changed a Daenerys scene and made it ‘worse,’ says George R.R. Martin – CNET

Daenerys Targaryen. HBO <p class=”speakableTextP1″>A new behind-the-scenes book about <a href=”https://www.cnet.com/tags/hbo/” data-annotation=”true” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{"action":"inline-annotation|HBO|CNET_TAG|150"}” section=”annotation”>HBO’s</a> <a href=”https://www.cnet.com/tags/game-of-thrones/” data-annotation=”true” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{"action":"inline-annotation|Game of Thrones|CNET_TAG|360"}” section=”annotation”>Game of Thrones</a> is throwing out all sorts of new embers, including that Thrones author George R.R. Martin was unhappy with Daenerys and Khal Drogo’s wedding night in the pilot.</p><p class=”speakableTextP2″>”Why did the …

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Twitch seems to have picked up most of Mixer’s streamers

Streamers seem to have flocked to Twitch from Mixer after the Microsoft-owned live-streaming service announced plans to shut down in June. A new report shows that Twitch’s share of hours broadcast on major live-streaming platforms jumped up by over 14 percentage points this quarter, taking away the nearly identical just over 14 percent market share …

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Google Cloud Does Not Intend to Take EOS Rewards as a Block Producer

Google Cloud is not getting into EOS for the tokens.  “Google Cloud is not getting into crypto mining. This is really an infrastructure play for us,” Google Cloud Developer Advocate Allen Day told CoinDesk via a spokesperson. On Tuesday, Block.one, the company that made the EOSIO software that runs the EOS blockchain, announced that Google …

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Phasmophobia Is A New Cooperative Ghost Hunting Horror Game With Full VR Support

Do you believe in ghosts? If not, you will soon. Phasmophobia is a new four-player cooperative online ghost hunting psychological horror game with full VR support including crossplay with non-VR players on Steam Early Access. [embedded content] Phasmophobia: Ghost Hunting VR Survival Horror If you’ve ever watched Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures, one of my wife’s …

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12-year-old genius hopes to land internship with Elon Musk

By Joey Klender Posted on October 7, 2020 A 12-year-old boy named Caleb Anderson is about to finish his first college degree at the Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, Georgia. However, his goals go far beyond college degrees. He wants to be an intern for Elon Musk someday. Caleb’s Mom, Claire, knew he was going …

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House: Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Google have “monopoly power,” should be split

Enlarge / The United States Capitol Building, the seat of Congress, on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Omar Chatriwala | Getty Images Last June, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law began an in-depth investigation into four major firms—Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. The subcommittee wanted to answer one key question: …

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As DeFi Deflates, Ethereum Users Get Reprieve From Soaring Fees, Congestion

A slowdown in cryptocurrency trading on so-called decentralized exchanges has helped to alleviate congestion on the Ethereum blockchain, at least temporarily mitigating concerns that the network was becoming overloaded. On Uniswap, the biggest decentralized exchange, or DEX, daily trading volumes have crashed to $224 million, versus a record high of $954 million on Sept. 1.  …

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